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Nigeria Must Negotiate With Boko Haram To Free Chibok Girls – Sani



Nigeria will not be able to rescue the abducted Chibok girls unless it negotiates with Islamist sect Boko Haram according to the group’s terms, civil rights activist Shehu Sani, has said.

“I can tell you that the best deal till date is the prisoner swap offer. I don’t know what else is on the table for the government because if we say we shall use force, we shall be endangering the lives of the girls,” said Sani, who has been very active in the government’s negotiation efforts.

In an interview with Thisday, Sani noted that if the American and Israeli governments can “swallow their pride” and agree on negotiations, there was no reason why the authorities should shy away from agreeing on the terms of the insurgents.

Sani noted that if the American and Israeli governments can “swallow their pride” and agree on negotiations, there was no reason why Nigeria should not agree on the terms of the insurgents.

Sani, who is currently running for Senate in Kaduna state, acknowledged however, that the insurgents too have not been making matters any easy for the federal government.

“I fully understand that the Federal Government is saying that negotiating with insurgents is not the way to go. That no responsible government should engage in such negotiations. They are also worried that freeing some of the prisoners the insurgents are asking for is a dangerous request considering the crime they have committed.

“On their own part, the sect has said they would only release some of the girls and not all of them. Now that is something the government can’t understand. But what we should all know is that the girls have now become human shields to the insurgents. They do not trust the government and I suspect this is mutual. However, like I said, it is the insurgents that are at an advantage in this deal. They have nothing to lose.”

“If you say you won’t negotiate and invade the stronghold where the girls are kept, you risk their lives.”

Terror group Boko Haram had on April 14 stormed the Government Secondary School, Chibok and had abducted over 200 schoolgirls. While some escaped, several scores remain in the terrorists stronghold.

Efforts of the government to ensure the girls are rescued alive have not been fruitful so far, despite having foreign help on intelligence.

The military had continuously released statements on successes recorded in the fight against the Boko Haram, and also promising on when insurgency would end, but Sani has now urged the security forces to stop giving Nigerians false hope.

“You can give motivational speeches all you like to boost the morale of people, but I urge them to desist from giving spurious deadlines to the people. Insurgencies don’t go away overnight and to keep telling people that there are set deadlines is ridiculous. I would urge that the government should stop giving deadlines when the insurgency would end.”

Sani also expressed doubts about chided the military on the death claims of the sect’s leader Abubakar Shekau. “I had my doubts and the fact is that many people are suspicious of these claims. The truth is that if Shekau is dead, the sect would have announced a successor. That’s their method. But I also understand what Shekau’s death would mean to the military in terms of bolstering of courage.”

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    October 12, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Why do I keep having this feeling that Mallam Shehu Sani cannot be trusted? You talk like Boko Haram are fighting for a just course. I have been following your statements-and honestly, it seems like you have a soft spot for this murderous sect & I wonder why.

    • John

      October 12, 2014 at 8:54 pm


  2. Bimbo

    October 12, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    Of a truth, Mr. Sanni talks sympathetically for the sects. I wonder if he doesn’t knw more than wot he’s telling Nigerians. He should be investigated. BUT DO WE HAVE GOVT WHO’S CAPABLE?!!

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Femi Otedola Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting



Femi Otedola Finally Reacts To Lekki Tollgate Shooting
Femi Otedola

Femi Otedola

Nigerian businessman, Femi Otedola has finally reacted to the shooting that took place at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday.

Information Nigeria recalls men dressed in military wears opened fire on unarmed #EndSARS protesters, who convened at the area.

Otedola took to his Instagram page on Sunday to commiserate with the families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.

Sharing a photo of the Nigerian flag, he wrote;

“The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness. I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of our youths who rightly want our country to be better. We must all do our part to make Nigeria great! I will continue to do my own quota in providing for those who are most in need of support in our country in these tough times .…F.Ote💲”

Read Also: Femi Otedola Spotted Dancing With His Children (Video)

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“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims



“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” - Brother Claims


Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.

It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.

The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.

Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.

In his words;

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.

 The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own. 

 my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue

we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price

I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you

While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”

Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee  was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.

If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”

Read Also: RIP Oke: Barely 3hours After Tweeting “Nigeria Will Not End Me” #EndSARS Protester Dies From Gunshot

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Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)



Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)

Youths Burn Down Gov Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.

This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.

Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.

Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured

Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.

However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.

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